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Infected Wisdom Tooth Socket
48-72 hrs: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lost it's blood clot. Treatment is to have a medicated dressing placed into the affected area. Antibiotics will not help a dry socket. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood clot or food: After about a week, the red blood cells start to wash out of the clot and it can look yellowish or white.This is normal. Alternatively, it may be food getting in the socket. If you can't rinse it out or you are concerned, see the dentist/surgeon who took the tooth out to check it out. ...Read more
Wisdom tooth ext: This is not unusual after an extraction, especially if there was an infection. The bad taste is due to the bleeding and drainage of any residual infection. Make sure you follow the post-op instructions given to you by your surgeon, and keep the area clean. If the bad taste continues after 2-3 days, call your surgeon to have the area examined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: On a few thin\gs to get a useful answer... 1. How long ago was the extraction? 2. Was it surgical or simple? 3. What exactly is oozing from the socket? 4. Is there a smell or taste to the exudate? If you can fill in some details, we may be able to offer more help. ...Read more
There is good stuck in my wisdom tooth socket, I think my stitch may have came out to soon and I do not has a syringe to get the food out?
Please clarify: What are you referring to by the term "socket"? ...Read more
What to do if i think i dislodged a blood clot in my wisdom tooth socket. How can I get it to re-clot?
Keep it clean: Blood clot forms when a wound from extraction is healing. It is not necessary for the actual healing process. It acts more like a dressing to protect the wound site. Keep the site clean and healing tissue will grow over the wound site. This will happen under the blood clot also. The process usually takes about 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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